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How to deal with a new version of visual studio's directory?

When upgrading Visual Studio to a newer version, a new directory is created e.g. "Visual Studio 2013". I understand that that makes sense as we want to differentiate between code targeting different ...
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Should a developer be allowed to use VSS if he prefers it?

I introduced Mercurial to my department. I love it, but it is my first version control experience. I am using it with NetBeans PHP for web development. Another developer who works on internal company ...
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Step into and Step over Visual Studio C# [closed]

My problem is realy strange, im working in Visual Studio 2013 and when i just build solution and debugging has a stable value 16, but when i debugging step by step the final value is diffrent every ...
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Good practice on Visual Studio Solutions [closed]

Hopefully a relativity simple question. I'm starting work on a new internal project to create tractability of repaired devices within the buildings. The database is stored remotely on a webserver, ...
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Should XmlDocument.xml be Included in Source Control

In a Web API 2 project, in the project properties, I have enabled the output of an XML documentation file. By default, Visual Studio 2013 wants to check this into TFS. I'm pretty sure that I'm going ...
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Collaboration between a Graphic Designer and Expression Blend developer? [closed]

I'm new to the programming world and also a little bit confused. My brother would like to work with me on some program. I'm a graphic designer so he asked me for UI and all it's elements. I would ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Is there a difference in the C++ language between Visual Studio and Code::Blocks? [closed]

I used to program C++ on Code::Blocks, but it's boring now. The view of Visual studio is that it's much better. Will it change anything? Or is it the same thing? Same syntax?
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Javascript/ui framework to compliment WebAPI/TypeScript/ASP.NET MVC? [closed]

We're about to venture into building a brand new SAAS application that needs to have a great looking and sophisticated front end. The UI is meant to be single-page, built on top of Web API and using ...
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Suggested setup for angularJS development in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am starting with AngularJS. The back end will be Web API (which is new to me as well) and I'd like to use just one IDE, so I'm trying to figure out how to setup a project in Visual Studio 2013 for ...
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Creating an automated test framework for UI smoke testing

I am doing my thesis on the subject of automated UI testing at a company that applies continuous integration to their projects. The company builds intranets in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and my task is ...
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Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools? [closed]

Microsoft charges thousands of dollars for most versions of Visual Studio. Compare this with companies like Apple and Google and with organizations like GNU and Eclipse that give away developer tools ...
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Why would anyone invest time in Microsoft “Roslyn”?

I have just been reading through some of the white papers & examples from Microsoft "Roslyn" and the concept seems very interesting. From what I can tell, it opens up the black box that is the ...
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What is the difference between C# and Visual C#?

So let's say I want to start learning C# so I can program Unity with it. I look for a good reviewed book and it says "Learn Visual C#!". I ask myself, what is the difference between Visual C# and C#? ...
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Computation Program Not Running at 100% CPU Utilization

I have a program which has a GUI and performs some very heavy mathematical computations for a couple of minutes and then outputs a result. When I try to directly interface it through its DLL's, it ...
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Are VB.NET and C#.NET projects created from Microsoft Visual Studio “Open Source” safe? [closed]

I'm developing software in VB.NET and C#.NET and planning to release their source codes as fully open source. Are these projects "open-source" safe? My doubts are: VB.NET and C#.NET are using the ...
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How can I Tap into EF code creation in Visual Studio 2013

I'm use the Repository pattern along with EF at work. I'm wondering if there is a way for me to make an addon or somehow tap into the EF code generation of the table classes when the model is saved. ...
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Visual Studio 2012 - Express vs Professional [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a feature comparison between Visual Studio 2012 Express Edition and the professional edition. I'm using the trial Professional version at the moment, but it'll run out soon, ...
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Issue with My.Settings using Visual Basic [closed]

For my A2 Computing project I have created a game using Visual Basic. For the leaderboard section, I have used the My.Settings feature to store the scores when the game closes, but only one or two ...
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How to structure many projects that can be versioned and deployed separately

My team is in a situation where we need to create about 30 different processors. By processors I mean code that takes data from a DB and sends it to a remote service somewhere else in the world. They ...
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Run coded UI tests on different projects

With little or none previous experience of testing, I'm looking into adding automated testing to a continuous integration process of SharePoint applications. I've learned how this can be achieved ...
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When internationalizing texts, should underscores (for keyboard shortcuts) be part of the texts to be translated?

I have a project where I need to translate a lot of words and text fragments in different languages. In these texts, underscores are currently added in these text (fragment(s)) to be used as keyboard ...
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Is it a good practice to choose the highest warning level in C++ programming? [closed]

I used to select the default warning level in C++ programming. For example, in VS, the default warning level is Level3 (/W3) and No (/WX-) (don't treat warnings as errors). I am wondering is it a ...
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Using strings in different projects (visual studio) [closed]

Is it possible to grab a string from one project (written in VB.net) and use it in another project (written in C#) ? I understand I can use pipeline, but I'm not exactly sure how. Edit: I have a ...
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Build Once, Deploy to Multiple Enironments [closed]

I build one MAIN branch. This is our trunk and our only code base for the project. Once this is built, ideally it would continuously deploy to our Dev environment. Once the developers have confirmed ...
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How to use Git with ASP MVC Code-First Entity Framework [closed]

TLDR: What is an effective way to use Git to handle ASP MVC code-first EF? Which files need to be included for NuGet? Which files should be left out? We have an ASP MVC code-first Entity Framework ...
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Visual Studio Setup - why is solution explorer on the right?

Every time I install VS (whichever version going back years) it installs with the Solution Explorer on the right. Now as most UIs have the navigation in a left hand column (and at the top of the ...
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Limitations of using Hyper-V Virtual Machine as .NET Development enviroment

I've been thinking of using a Hyper-V Machine as instead of physical computer for installing my .NET / Azure / Xamarin / ASP.NET / Windows Phone development tools. That way I could easily move from my ...
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How should I structure my namespace tree so that I have a Math class and Math namespace?

I don't know if this is a good or bad idea, or if it's technically even possible... but I'd like to have something of the following sort: public class Math { public int gcd(a,b) // Method for ...
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Is it good to create static method at Visual Studio refactoring?

There are various refactoring options in Visual Studio to use at the time of coding. When we extract and create a new method. Then Visual Studio decide whether the new method will be static or ...
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How to do structured code reviews [duplicate]

We need to do pre-check-in code reviews. We are using Visual Studio and TFS. The built in code review functionality, is a bit odd to me. If I "reject" a check-in and comments what needs work, the ...
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Commit projects individually or whole solution?

I am working (alone) on an application that is a music portal where you can search for artists, songs etc ... The C# solution consists of: a class library that contains all the stuff to access the ...
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I can get visual studio for free through school, should I? [closed]

I am currently using dev++, I am a complete beginner, (Freshman CS major) learning C++. I can get one of the newest versions of visual studio (2008 or 2009 i think) for free through my school. Not ...
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Boss wants to convert all developers to virtualized desktops [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines My boss has been singing the praises of leveraging virtualized desktops for all our developers in the company - about 100 ...
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Visual Studio versions and Team Etiquette

I have a project on CodePlex that I have opened to basically anyone to join and help out on. I am mostly an enthusiast coder, although I have done some programming work as part of my job it has always ...
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Visual Studio's Developer License duals as a personal license? [closed]

I can be completely wrong but I vaguely remember hearing from a podcast that according to Visual Studio's license, a developer who works with Visual Studio professionally at their work place ...
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Is a new build required everytime I make a change to the code?

I am working on a project that has around a hundred different files (.cpp & .h), and it requires around an hour to build the entire project on MSVC 2008, suppose that I now make a change to any ...
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Why should I use MSBuild instead of Visual Studio Solution files?

We're using TeamCity for continuous integration and it's building our releases via the solution file (.sln). I've used Makefiles in the past for various systems but never msbuild (which I've heard is ...
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Are there any benefits to removing unused script files in a web site/project?

VS Web sites/projects come loaded with several .js files, most of which I don't use (e.g., I use a CDN for newer versions of jQuery and jQuery-UI). I know it's safe to remove these unneeded .js files ...
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Want to create a simple gui app using C++ but dont know what to use [closed]

I have learned C++ to an intermediate point and now I'd like to create something beyond a console program. I would like to create a simple program that grabs info from specific text files and displays ...
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Multiple applications in a single Visual Studio solution

I am doing work for a company that is wanting to put all their .Net applications (web applications, Windows applications and console applications) together in a single Visual Studio solution. I am ...
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C# basic window content convention

I'm learning C# using visual studio express 2012, and I cannot find a source online that explains window content convention. What I mean by this is, what's the appropriate way to change the context / ...
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Why does the tool offer to change the code - just because it can?

Resharper (or is it Visual Studio - it's a yellow light bulb with a tiny red filament in it) offers to "invert if" on this code: if (tItems >= 0) { return tItems; } SetTotalItemsAndTotalAmt(); ...
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What is the application architecture for this Nomad / PhoneGap + Azure mobile services?

This channel 9 video describes how to create a Javascript based application in Visual Studio 2010, send it to a packaging service and get the Android APK, (and iphone files, etc) What is not ...
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Fastest way to open a file in Visual Studio knowing only its name [closed]

What is the best/fastest way to open a file in Visual Studio knowing only its name? In Eclipse there is "Open Resource" which allows you to interactively search for all files in the workspace, but I ...
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Why isn't it possible to switch between header and cpp in Visual Studio? [closed]

For the last eight years I wait for Microsoft to add the basic C++ functionality of switching back and forth between .h and .cpp files, and it keeps astonishing me it is still not supported in Visual ...
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Subversion permissions and Visual Studio projects

I have a quite specific question regarding Subversion structure, different permission levels and Visual Studio projects and solutions: We develop a framework with external partners with functionality ...
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How to organize MVVM files in solution

I'm fairly new to the MVVM concept but like a lot of the flexibility it gives me so far. However, I'm struggling to find a good way to manage my code. I have several classes that are just sitting in ...
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What are good reasons to drop Windows XP support? [closed]

Recently the software team in my company decide to use VS2012 (upgrade from VS2008) but we found out that VS2012 does not provide a nice support for Windows XP (e.g. really hard to deploy .Net 3.5 ...
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How to properly diagram lambda expressions or traversals through them in Architecture Explorer?

I'm exploring a piece of code in Architecture Explorer in Visual Studio 2010 to study the relations between methods. I noticed a strange behavior. Take the following source code. It generates a hello ...